This is the year that this boy becomes 18. What his grandfather calls – “A Milestone Birthday!”

Samuel Aaron Johnson, fittingly, officially moves into adulthood in the year 2012. Sam and I bonded a few years ago on the topic of 2012. We both acknowledged an interest in the Mayan prediction that the world would be vastly changed with the ending of the Mayan calendar. Some soothsayers actually predict a cataclysmic end-time, citing December 21, 2012 as the end date of the 5,125 year long cycle in the Mesoamerican Long Count Calendar. Cue in sound effects and cinema animatronic disaster!

Not so, I believe. But I’ll opt to a belief for transition and new direction for the future. And now I will pronounce – “Starring Sam Johnson!”

This is the picture on my desk.

Who would have suspected all those years ago that this boy would be driving my car –

–         would trounce his dad and grandfather in croquet –

–   would defy gravity –

–         would be studying Aruvedic medicine and excelling in “conscious rap, i.e. Hip Hop”

Happy Birthday Sam. I would say you’re vastly ahead of the curve in your own inimitable way.

But will you please solve the mystery of the Star Tetrahedron!

I have folded up the stupid paper a million times and can’t get it right. #@&*^%(#@@!$%^&*&!

I know you can do it. I believe in you.

(For those who would like to try to beat Sam, here are the directions:

1.     Cut out the outline.

2.     Cut along all heavy lines.

3.     Score plain lines on the front.

4.     Score dotted lines on the back.

5.     fold triangles upward along plain lines.

6.     Fold triangles downward along dotted lines.

7.     Glue or tape tabs to form small tetrahedrons.

8.     Continue until you have a star tetrahedron. `

Note: “This will take concentration, so don’t be discouraged. It might be helpful to make several copies.”  – Drunvalo Melchizedek





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